THE GREY LINES BETWEEN

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Log | Leisure Reading


It has been years since I last read manga. Granted, I've managed to read a chapter or two; okay, I'll be honest, all of 205 chapters of Demon Slayer online with unofficial translation right after I've watched the whole first season of the anime on Netflix. But really, as I was merely focusing on my 9-5 work, creating content on Instagram and writing articles for brands on their platforms so I have such a little time for leisure reading.


I've just finished reading the first chapter of the first Japanese volume that I've purchased out of guilt from buying the bootleg TR Media's English version though I'm still thankful that I've only purchased 10 out of 20 volumes from them. At this point, I've already ordered 21 volumes of Viz Media (official English version) of the manga from Kinokuniya Malaysia and more than half of them have arrived so I only need to pre-order the upcoming Volume 22 and the final Volume 23 probably in October.


Anyway, I'm glad I've made some progress reading the Japanese manga and took some notes on several kanji characters like 絶望  (ぜつぼう or zetsubou) which means despair or hopelessness. 




For the first volume of the manga, I only have Giyu Tomioka's 7cm-tall Banpresto Q Posket Petit Volume 2 figurine to accompany me while reading. I truly can't wait for the 14cm-tall Special Colour version to be released by Bandai Spirits next month. Praying hard so I can get my hands on it.


Definitely let me know your favourite leisure reading materials down below in the comment section and stay safe!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Movie | Demon Slayer : Mugen Train

 


To be honest, I was quite disheartened when this movie wasn't available here in East Malaysia during first week of the screening BUT my heart leapt in joy when I get to personally watch it not once, not twice but thrice; the last one being just now at GSC Suria Sabah Shopping Mall beginning 10th March 2021.




If you guys are following the Demon Slayer anime then this movie is directly in continuation of the first season currently available on Netflix Malaysia. If you're like me who are also hooked on the manga released by VIZ Media (original English translation available for purchase on Kinokuniya webstore) then this movie covers the 7th and almost 90% of the 8th volume or as I called it, Kyoujuro volume.


The movie lasted almost 2 hours that filled with joy, humors but mostly tears as I get to see some scenes that aren't exactly following the manga. ufotable truly has done a wonderful job highlighting some action scenes and rendered some of the major manga frames beautifully, setting my heart ablaze the first time seeing it. Ah~I cannot wait for another 3 months before the Blu-Ray release date and  rewatch this movie for another nth time. 


Fans in KL are truly lucky as they get to redeem the movie poster from Kinokuniya KLCC Store with any purchase from the manga collection. Of course, I just had to ask my BFF to buy the original Japanese manga published by SHUEISHA and redeem one for myself although God knows when I'm going to be able to travel to KL again this year.


Did you guys got the chance to watch this movie? Tell me what's your all-time favourite anime in the comment box down below and have a wonderful weekend ahead!



Thursday, February 11, 2021

Log | Workplace


Hi, guys! It has been awhile, I know! We have just started operating with all hands on deck so things are a little bit crazy for the past months. Even there was no end-of-year party or annual dinner, I'm rather occupied with coordinating with other partnering companies as we are heading towards the beginning of new projects.


Still, I'm excited to take a trip with my family tomorrow as we're going back to my mum's hometown in Sandakan. I'd be sure to stop by at Pekan Nabalu to take a shot of Mount Kinabalu with my new Samsung device - more on that later!


How are things with you guys so far into 2021?

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Log | Shu Uemura X ONE PIECE 2020 Holiday Collection



When the Japanese brand announced the collaboration with the ONE PIECE; one of the biggest, longest-running manga in the world, I was like, in all honesty felt just meh. Don't get me wrong ; I'm not a fan of this manga at all BUT the whole makeup collection was so beautifully packaged, I can't help myself getting mostly everything and therefore enable myself getting this super cute Chopper!


My regular beauty advisor told me there's less than 10 (or around that number) of this Chopper brought in from Japan and I'm lucky to receive one (after over a month getting my actual order) but I've got to say, I was quite disappointed as it doesn't come in a box as illustrated below.




My whole order came in that regular brown box with some paper bags also from the same collection and Chopper arrived separately again; a month later in a mere brown box with original tags. To this day, I am still in disbelief looking how cincai Shu Uemura Mid Valley handled my order. 


Anyway, I'm still going to enjoy the makeup items that I have bought and so far I'm so loving the warm eyeshadow palette from the collection. Do stay tuned of makeup looks that I'm going to share on my beauty blog www.myrabeautydiary.com


Take care and stay safe, guys!


Monday, September 21, 2020

Motivational Monday | Struggling as an Adult


Before I start on writing for my beauty blog entries, I've figured I needed to write something for myself here. 

Throughout the past 6 months, I've been struggling so much to NOT spend on my hobbies (I'm not going to discuss here) because I know the money needed to be spent on essentials like food and other stuffs to survive COVID-19 for another 6 months like face masks, house-cleaning products, etc.

But that's just the thing. Knowing isn't the same as putting things in action. I know I needed to save the money but my shopaholic brain just can't stop being spoiled especially when I didn't need to pay my investment fund loan for 6 months. I know, I'm bad. Financially bad.

My typical Asian parents would be judging but who can blame them? I surely won't as I know it's a mistake and me, writing in here, admitting the mistake, sincerely trying to make sense of my actions and justifying my decisions but I know and I'm tired of making excuses so yes. I'm sorry, my bank account. 

I guess what I can do is try my best to make more money, right? Not an invitation to MLM, etc.

What about you guys? I have been a legally working adult for merely 5 years but I'm still struggling with managing myself financially. I'm properly paying my bills, my Grab PayLater Postpaid, Netflix subscription but any tips to control the urge to spend especially with the coming payday? Hit me up down below in the comment section.